Culture and inclusion courses for elected members

Become a better leader through valuing difference and creating an inclusive culture via our free learning courses.

Location: UK
Audience: All doctors
Last reviewed: 9 June 2022
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BMA active bystander programme

This programme will empower all elected members to challenge any poor behaviours they may encounter in their work as a BMA representative. It aims to give you the skills to challenge unacceptable behaviours, including those which may have become normalised over time.

Interactive workshop approach

The programme is interactive and scenario-based. Sessions are provided by an external facilitator and take place virtually. 

How to apply

This programme is open to all BMA committee members.

We will contact committee members directly via email once dates are confirmed.

Places for sessions are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Email us to register 


Equality diversity and inclusion learning modules

These modules will help to improve your awareness and perception of equality, diversity and inclusion:

Each module consists of short video clips featuring workplace scenarios and multiple-choice assessment quizzes, and each will take approximately 20 to 60 minutes to complete.

These modules have been created by Skill Boosters. You can access them via your BMJ learning account. If you don't have an account you can register for one.


An inclusive culture – working together at the BMA

The BMA aims to create an inclusive and fair culture where everyone is able to perform at their best, feel safe and contribute to the overall success of the association.

As part of this work, we have created 'An inclusive culture – working together at the BMA' - a bespoke online learning programme for elected members and BMA staff.

The programme includes several online modules which each take between 15 – 40 minutes to complete, and explore the following topics:

  • the importance of civility and the impact of poor behaviour
  • how we can create an inclusive and diverse culture where everybody feels safe to speak up and contribute
  • living our behaviour principles
  • how to raise concerns at the BMA, plus additional tools and tips.

How to apply

This programme is open to all BMA committee members.

Complete the form to register

Once this form has been submitted and approved, you will receive access to the modules.


Additional learning and development opportunities

As a committee member, you can access a varied range of training and programmes designed to give you the right skills and knowledge:


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BMA network of elected women

The BMA’s network of elected women (NEW) is a BMA-wide group which supports elected women members.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about the programmes, email us or call 0207 383 6708.